Baked skinny fries

Baked skinny fries

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 40 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

A simple side dish of homemade chips isn't always unhealthy - this version coats the potatoes in spices too

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
118
protein
3g
carbs
20g
fat
3g
saturates
0g
fibre
2g
sugar
1g
salt
0g

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp fine cornmeal or polenta
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • 2 large potatoes, cut into 1cm-thick chips

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Method

Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Pour the oil onto a baking tray and put in the oven for 3 mins. Mix the cornmeal or polenta, paprika and garlic powder together and season. Toss the chips in the mix, then tip onto the tray. Shake well, then cook for 40 mins, shaking halfway through, until crisp and golden.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, February 2012

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dakajasa1's picture
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Wish I'd come across this recipe sooner - great way to make health-conscious but tasty fries! Only thing is that 40 + mins is quite long if you are a bit short of time, so to speed up the process I microwave the potatoes after I've cut them into chips for about 3 mins, then follow the rest of the recipe, they then take around 25 mins in the oven instead of 40 or more. The polenta/cornmeal/semolina gives a really nice texture, wouldn't be the same without. Good value for money as cheaper than buying ready-made!

rosievimes's picture
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These are very simple to make and taste great! I left the skins on for that added crispness, and let them bake for slightly longer than the recipe states as they weren't quite done after 40mins. Served them along side the Ultimate Makeover Beef Burgers, also on this site. A perfect side dish.

maehills's picture

acampbell - a serving will be a quarter of what the recipe has made. Or half a potato....because it serves 4.?

campbella's picture

the recipe says 118 kcal per nutrition serving but how much is one serving, as the recipe is for four?

fattypatti's picture
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Delicious. I make these all the time now, and sometimes mix n match with sweet potato. Used breadcrumbs as had no cornmeal or polenta - works well.

bimbobaby's picture
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Really tasty.

By heating the oil nice and hot first they don't take long to cook at all and turn out nice and crispy just as they should be.

nbryan's picture
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full marks from us! yummy

glasgos's picture
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Absolutely delicious. The hot oil makes all the difference. Great healthy alternative.

alex1604's picture

My 8 year old has adopted these as her signature dish! Great for children to make with minimal supervision, popular results with everyone.

catmeena's picture
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Yum! Crispy crunchy and healthy, great recipie. I also tried crushed dried chillies for a bit of a kick, and used semolina instead of polenta which works just as well.

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